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Stéphanie Frappart: the referee in charge of the Uefa Super Cup – video

Referee Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to officiate a major European men’s game when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul. The 35-year-old became the first woman to referee a Ligue 1…

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How Egan Bernal claimed the 2019 Tour de France – video

Egan Bernal is set to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France after retaining the yellow jersey following a shortened stage 20 into Val Thorens. The 22-year-old had taken the overall lead during a chaotic stage 19 on Friday, when the race …

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Maurizio Sarri: a look back at the Italian’s highs and lows at Chelsea – video

Maurizio Sarri has joined Juventus on a three-year contract after securing his release from Chelsea. The 60-year-old had a turbulent tenure as manager, winning the Europa League in a comfortable 4-1 victory over Arsenal and suffering the Blues’ worst e…

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Women’s World Cup 2019: our quick guide to the tournament – video

The Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday 7 as the hosts, France, welcome South Korea. Going into the tournament Phil Neville’s England are one of the favourites, although they’ll face tough opposition from defending champions USA, plus France, Netherl…

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Israel Folau is to be sacked by Rugby Australia: here’s why – video

Israel Folau is to be sacked by Rugby Australia following a post the player made on his Instagram account. RA released a statement on Thursday saying ‘whilst Israel is entitled to his religious beliefs, the way in which he has expressed these beliefs i…

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North London derby: Pochettino and Emery on the top-four clash – video

Unai Emery’s Arsenal side travel to Wembley on a mission to retain their position in the top four. The Gunners go into the Premier League match with three wins in a row, while Spurs have lost their last two games. Speaking before the game Mauricio Poch…

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North London derby: Pochettino and Emery on the top-four clash – video

Unai Emery’s Arsenal side travel to Wembley on a mission to retain their position in the top four. The Gunners go into the Premier League match with three wins in a row, while Spurs have lost their last two games. Speaking before the game Mauricio Poch…

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Gordon Banks on ‘the greatest save ever made’ – video obituary

England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81. Banks played 73 times for England and was a key figure in Sir Alf Ramsey’s legendary 1966 side. However it’s Banks’s twisting save from Brazilian superstar Pelé that he is o…

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Super Bowl LIII : LA Rams look for revenge against New England Patriots – video

Super Bowl LIII sees the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams. The battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy will take place in the Mercedez-Benz stadium in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year the Patriots have been in the Super Bowl; the …

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s record as a manager – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed the interim manager at Manchester United, replacing José Mourinho until the end of the season. The Norwegian says ‘it’s brilliant to be coming back’. Here’s a look at how he’s faired so far in his manage…

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Didier Drogba: Former Chelsea striker calls time on football career – video

The former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement as a player. The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances in two successful spells at Chelsea, including a crucial equaliser in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern …

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Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video

For the first time ever city rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will meet in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s most prestigious club trophy. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for its drama, bitterness and the sh…

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Brozovic, Higuita and Terry: the unconventional world of football – video

After Marcelo Brozovic’s unorthodox method to prevent Luis Suárez’s free-kick slip under the wall, here’s a look at some other unusual methods to playing the game of football. Some more successful than others. From John Terry’s body-on-the-line defendi…

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A look back at the life of ‘Mr Aston Villa’, Sir Doug Ellis – video obituary

The former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis has died aged 94. Ellis enjoyed two periods at the club, the first from 1968 to 1975 before returning in 1982. He left the club in 2006 after the club was bought by American billionaire Randy Lerner. A sta…

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Carlos Carvalhal best Swansea City quotes: ‘Sardines can become sea bass’– video

Carlos Carvalhal’s tenure as Swansea City manager has come to an end after they were relegated from the Premier League. However, the Portuguese manager has always been creative with his words, providing us with some wonderful moments throughout th…

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Liverpool v Real Madrid: their European head-to-head record – video

After Liverpool squeezed through the Champions League semi-final against Roma they now face the steeper task of tackling Real Madrid. The two sides have met on numerous occasions in Europe, most importantly when Liverpool clinched a 1-0 victory in the …

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Mohamed Salah: The rise of the Egyptian king – video

Mohamed Salah topped off an already impressive season with a trophy of his own as he was crowned the men’s PFA player of the year on Sunday evening. The Egypt international beat the likes of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and David Silva…

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Sir Roger Bannister, British athlete who broke four-minute mile – video obituary

Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four-minute mile, has died aged 88. At the time many people had though his achievement – posting a time of three minutes, 59.4 seconds in 1954 – a near-impossible feat. Sir Roger Bannister obitua…

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Sir Roger Bannister, British athlete who broke four-minute mile – video obituary

Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four-minute mile, has died aged 88. At the time many people had though his achievement – posting a time of three minutes, 59.4 seconds in 1954 – a near-impossible feat. Sir Roger Bannister obitua…

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Super Bowl LII: Patriots and Eagles set for showdown – video

In one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, the Philadelphia Eagles will attempt to beat five-time winners New England. The Patriots are looking to win the coveted Lombardi Trophy at the U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Tight end…